Author: Em Carpenter

Em was one of those argumentative children who was sarcastically encouraged to become a lawyer, so she did. She is a proud life-long West Virginian, and, paradoxically, a liberal. In addition to writing about society, politics and culture, she enjoys cooking, podcasts, reading, and pretending to be a runner. She will correct your grammar. You can find her on Twitter.
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The Lost Art of Book Learning

Google searching is utilitarian, but it is not a substitute for the visceral fun of opening a random volume up to a random page and learning something new.

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One Less Monster

Samuel Little death seems to have made more headlines than his capture, confession, and conviction as America’s most prolific serial killer.

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Wednesday Writs Pie Edition

For this Thanksgiving edition of Wednesday Writs, I bring you a sordid tale of ruthless corporate greed, and espionage, and pie. Yes, pie.

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Wednesday Writs: Mailed-In Edition

I have read through the 100ish page complaint by the Trump administration against Pennsylvania, and I’ll tell you what I saw:

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